The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the International Business Machines Corporation.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 28 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing IBM 5 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.84% 3.31% 2.84%
As % of the Vendors category 6.94% 7.81% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £325 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +46.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £407 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.23% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.03 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.72 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -12.22%
IBM
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
72 64 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 40.91% 42.38% 54.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 38 26
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £310 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 13
Median hourly rate - £15.42 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for IBM.

1 19 (100.00%) Finance
2 16 (84.21%) WebSphere
3 14 (73.68%) Java
4 13 (68.42%) SQL
4 13 (68.42%) Oracle
4 13 (68.42%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (68.42%) JDBC
4 13 (68.42%) JIRA
4 13 (68.42%) Spring
4 13 (68.42%) Jenkins
5 12 (63.16%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (63.16%) XML
6 11 (57.89%) XSLT
6 11 (57.89%) TDD
6 11 (57.89%) Software Engineering
6 11 (57.89%) Selenium
6 11 (57.89%) Integration Testing
6 11 (57.89%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (52.63%) Apache Camel
7 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database
7 10 (52.63%) Subversion
7 10 (52.63%) Web Services
7 10 (52.63%) J2EE
7 10 (52.63%) PL/SQL
8 9 (47.37%) SOAP
8 9 (47.37%) WSDL
8 9 (47.37%) AOP
8 9 (47.37%) Waterfall
9 8 (42.11%) POJO

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (84.21%) WebSphere
2 13 (68.42%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (15.79%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
4 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
5 1 (5.26%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
1 3 (15.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Jenkins
1 13 (68.42%) JIRA
2 11 (57.89%) Selenium
3 10 (52.63%) Subversion
4 8 (42.11%) JUnit
5 3 (15.79%) Checkstyle
5 3 (15.79%) ClearCase
5 3 (15.79%) ClearQuest
5 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
5 3 (15.79%) FindBugs
5 3 (15.79%) Maven
5 3 (15.79%) Mockito
5 3 (15.79%) SonarQube
General
1 19 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) Java Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Administrator
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
5 3 (15.79%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) Java Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Java Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Server Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) VMWare Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) XML Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) JDBC
1 13 (68.42%) Spring
2 12 (63.16%) XML
3 11 (57.89%) XSLT
4 10 (52.63%) Apache Camel
4 10 (52.63%) J2EE
4 10 (52.63%) Web Services
5 9 (47.37%) SOAP
5 9 (47.37%) WSDL
6 8 (42.11%) JAXB
6 8 (42.11%) JAX-WS
6 8 (42.11%) POJO
7 4 (21.05%) JSP
7 4 (21.05%) Middleware
8 3 (15.79%) CSS
8 3 (15.79%) Java EE
8 3 (15.79%) jQuery
8 3 (15.79%) Servlets
8 3 (15.79%) Spring Security
8 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) N-Tier
1 3 (15.79%) Online Banking
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) AIX
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (63.16%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (57.89%) Integration Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Software Engineering
2 11 (57.89%) System Integration Testing
2 11 (57.89%) TDD
3 9 (47.37%) AOP
3 9 (47.37%) Waterfall
4 8 (42.11%) Extreme Programming
4 8 (42.11%) Kanban
4 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) MVC
6 3 (15.79%) OOP
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) Web Application Development
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Java
2 13 (68.42%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) PL/SQL
4 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.53%) Jython
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Perforce
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) VMware